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Eighteen Mile Creek Hike-2/26/17

Eighteen cheerful hikers enjoyed a 4-mile scenic gorge hike, starting at the trailhead on South Creek Road in Hamburg. At the 2-mile turnaround point there was a comical sign: TRAIL ENDS HERE. The Creek’s name is based on the distance … Continue reading

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Franklin Gulf Park, May 22 2016

Kim Newland treated us to a fantastic afternoon hike in one of Western NY’s little-known wilderness gems. Eight hikers enjoyed serene woods filled with spring wildflowers including several patches of spectacular Pink Lady’s Slippers (aka Moccasin Flowers). After hiking along … Continue reading

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Trip Report – Earth Day Niagara River Shoreline Cleanup – 4/23/16

ADK members celebrated 2016 Earth Day weekend on Saturday, April 23 by participating in a cleanup of Unity Island in Buffalo. Members joined forces with volunteers from Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper on a beautiful, sunny day to comb the island’s Niagara … Continue reading

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October 5th Paddle of Oak Orchard River

We had a marvelous day on the river.  Due to some recent rain, The river was running higher than recently.  That was a good thing in view of the difficulty in paddling over gravel in recent weeks.  It also made … Continue reading

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Killarney Provincial Park Backcountry Paddle Trip – August 15-19, 2015

After leaving the Mount St. Mary’s Hospital parking lot in Lewiston, NY, we had clear sailing until going north on Rt. 400 from Toronto.  It seems that everyone else was trying to go north for the weekend.  It took an … Continue reading

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Lockport Paddle – August 22 2015

We had a beautiful day for thirteen paddlers and one dog to paddle down the Erie Canal to and through the Lockport Locks.  The Erie Canal is always a calm water paddle, with very little boat traffic in the area … Continue reading

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Wed. Evening Hike – July 15, 2015 – Beautiful Evening

After a rainy week it was refreshingly cool and dry for our evening hike at Chestnut Ridge Park.  We welcomed two “new-to-our-group” hikers who, along with the others, enjoyed sharing and talking while we hiked along the trail.  There was … Continue reading

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Erie County Forest Hike July 5th 2015

Away from the noise of everyday life, this lovely forest refreshed our minds and spirits as we hiked along the 4 mile ‘yellow’ trail.  We came to see that there are many different trails for a variety of hiking options and xc … Continue reading

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ADK Picnic Bike Outing with JoAnn Ratajczak

Between downpours we ventured out on bikes with JoAnn Ratajczak towards Canalside, smelling fresh Cheerios along the way. Riding on the boardwalk, we admired the flower gardens, sandbox playground, veteran memorials, and reflecting pool with Shark Girl in residence (icerink … Continue reading

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February Program Feedback by Lois Kelly

Pete Hornbeck, Canoe Maker Extraordinaire, discusses the construction details of this awesome canoe! Our canoe-builder extraordinaire from the Adirondacks, Peter Hornbeck, once again brought a full house to our General Meeting.  He also brought 2 canoes.  The audience response is … Continue reading

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